How exactly does the Florida Animal Friend Spay/Neuter License
Plate fund work?
Florida Animal Friend receives $25.00 for each spay/neuter license
plate that is purchased (and renewed each year). These funds will
be used exclusively to help end cat and dog overpopulation by increasing
spay and neuter surgeries in the State of Florida. In addition, up
to 10% of the Florida Animal Friend funds can be used to develop
and implement a statewide education program about the importance
of spay and neuter, as well as promotion of the Florida Animal License
Plate and any administrative costs.
Where can I purchase a Florida Animal Friend License Plate?
The license plate can be purchased at any county license tag office,
by mail, or online on our website. Click here to
get a list of offices, or here to
find out how to purchase a tag by mail or online through our Point
and Pay E-payment Services.
How much does a Florida Animal
Friend License Plate cost?
The cost of the plate is $25.00. This is in addition to the regular new
plate or renewal fee that is charged by the Department of Motor Vehicles as
well as an annual state fee and, if necessary, a one-time new plate cost.
How does it work?
When you renew your registration at your local tax
collector's office, simply let them know you wish to replace your
current tag with a specialty license plate. If it is not time in
your tag's cycle to replace the metal plate, you will pay a few additional
dollars to switch to a specialty plate. Specialty tags cost a set
fee (annually) above the standard Florida tag, and the fees vary
based on the tag. These additional funds go to support the cause
for which the tag was designed. In this case, Florida Animal Friend
will receive $25.00 for each plate that is purchased (and renewed
Can I have my pet’s name put
on the plate?
Yes. You can have a personalized and a specialty
plate. It costs an additional $12.00 to personalize your plate.
How will the proceeds of the
Florida Animal Friend plate be used?
The revenue generated from the sale of license plates will
be distributed to non-profit organizations and governmental agencies
around the state to fund spay/neuter programs.
What programs does Florida
Animal Friend fund?
Florida Animal Friend grants are typically
awarded to programs that increase cat and dog sterilization above
the existing baseline. Some examples of previous funding include:
- Programs for pets in low-income families
- Programs for pit bull dog sterilization
- Programs for feral cat sterilization: Click here to see Feral Cat TNR Program criteria
- Programs that target especially difficult or unique animal overpopulation
- Programs providing spay/neuter services where none currently
How can my organization apply
for a grant?
here for the application